Andrea Fristoe

Monday Morning Monitor -- 5/23/16

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on May 23, 2016


May 23, 2016

Council Vision

To be the collective leadership voice for Agricultural Education in the United States.


  • The mission of The National Council for Agricultural Education is to establish high quality agricultural education programs in America's schools by stimulating:
  • the preparation, retention, and advancement of high quality agricultural educators; the development of programs that prepare students for academic and career success;
  • program innovation and adaptability in response to changing student and industry needs;
  • the use of research-based practices in agricultural education at all levels; and
  • expanded opportunities for students to experience high quality educational programs in agriculture.

Upcoming Events


September 19-21
Western Region AAAE Conference, Tuscon, AZ
September 22
National Teach Ag Day
October 6 – 8
North Central Region AAAE Conference
Lafayette, IN

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To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program and Communications Assistant.

The Council

Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE
In the fall of 2015, The Future of CTE Summit brought together a broad array of stakeholders to build a shared understanding of and commitment to where Career and Technical Education (CTE) needs to go to meet its full promise to learners, employers, communities, states, and the nation as a whole. Click here to view the full document.


XLR8 Applications Now Available
The XLR8 program includes participation in an intensive professional development experience (multiple sessions) during the NAAE convention, recurring virtual learning experiences, and online collaboration using the NAAE professional learning community, Communities of Practice, as well as other social media tools. All active NAAE members who are currently in their 7th to 15th year of teaching are eligible to apply. Click here for more information and to apply.

2016-17 National Teach Ag Ambassadors Announced
Twelve outstanding agricultural education majors have been selected to represent the National Teach Ag Campaign at the local, state and national levels. These future educators are charged with the responsibility of promoting the mission and goals of the Teach Ag Campaign, while also recruiting future agricultural education majors. Click here for the full press release.

2016 NAAE Convention Early Bird Registration
Coming to convention? Check out the Early Bird Registration & Housing deals we have for you! This year convention is November 29th through December 3rd and will be held at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas. Remember, NAAE members pay one price to attend both the NAAE Convention and ACTE Career Tech VISION.

NAAE Summer Virtual Book Club
Register for FREE by June 3rd & Earn up to 12 hours of Professional Development Credit!
Get ready for an exciting summer of professional development with our Virtual Book Club! We will read and engage with the book The Innovator's Mindset by George Couros. Just click here to register for the book club, then pick up a copy of the book & join the NAAE Virtual Book Club group on Communities of Practice to get started! Click here to find out more!

NAAE Convention Workshop Proposals
NAAE is now accepting proposals for professional development workshops to be presented at the 2016 NAAE Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 29-December 3, 2016, relating to topics appropriate for middle, secondary and post-secondary educators of agricultural education.

Purpose: To present, in workshop format, information appropriate for agricultural educators. Workshops should relate directly to enhancing classroom/laboratory instruction, student work-based learning and/or leadership development, teacher professional development, program marketing/communications and partnership/collaborations.

Suggested Topics: Workshops may be presented on, but are not limited to, the following areas: classroom instruction techniques, agriscience, technology in the classroom, technical agricultural information, integration of academics, exceptional instructional materials, research pertinent and applicable to the classroom, specific topical areas, etc.

Proposals can be submitted online at by Friday, June 10, 2016.

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, meet Dr. Seth Krantz, a swine veterinarian at Tosh Farms in Tennessee, about working with his veterinarian wife, Dr. Sandra Fleming as they care for more than a half million pigs. Click here to watch the video.


Apply for a Living To Serve: Environmental and Emergency Preparedness Grant Today!
Chapters may apply for up to $1,200 to support fall semester-long projects that address local environmental needs. Potential projects include: wildlife conservation, land preservation, bee health, recycling, composting, emergency preparedness plans, and assembling emergency first aid kits. Go to apply today. Applications are due June 8th, 2016. You may contact Jordan Henry at with any questions.

National Officer Nominating Committee Nominations Are Open!
Know someone who would make a good Nominating Committee representative?
Submit them to FFA by July 15 for consideration.  Simply fill out this Nominating Committee Potential Representative form.

Need Help Promoting SAEs and FFA?
Check out this brand new video collection to hear students and advisors share their experiences with supervised agricultural experiences! Click on the links below:

Got a Nose for News?
Join our National Convention & Expo Newsroom Crew to help tell the story of FFA! College students or recent college graduates pursing degrees in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or a closely related field are encouraged to apply.

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)

Friday Notes
Friday, May 20, 2016: A new GMO report creates a buzz; summertime means a shift for students, but it’s not all Ferris Bueller fun; and some goats climb trees to “process” an expensive beauty fad product. These and many more ag/science links in this week’s edition.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from WinField (a Land O’Lakes company).

FFA Alumni

National FFA Alumni Development Conference
Registration is now open for the 2016 National FFA Alumni Development Conference! The 2016 ADC will challenge you to engage your local community, administrators, business leaders and everyone you meet. ADC will take place July 14-16, 2016 at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Check out all the workshops, optional tours, registration, hotel information and much more Registration closes June 19. #FFAadc

FREE! Alumni Regional Development ConferencesThere will be six Alumni Regional Development Conferences in 2016. The two day conference is broken up into two different sections. Friday evening will be state-level training focusing on state-level administration and activity building. Saturday will be a full-day conference focusing on local level training targeting individual members, agricultural educators and other members of Team Ag Ed. Check out all the locations, dates, agendas, hotel information and much more The Region One RDC registration is now open and will close on June 12. All RDCs are free to attend, but please make sure to register to guarantee you have a seat. Anyone is welcome to attend and is welcome to attend any RDC. Check


2016 NFRBMEA Conference Early Bird Registration
The 2016 NFRBMEA conference will be held June 12-16th, 2016 in Sioux Falls, SD in cooperation with the NAFBAS and North Central Farm Management Extension! Early bird registration is now open through May 20th for a cheaper conference rate. Any individual interested in farm management education is welcome to attend, as well as bring your families for the conference to enjoy the family outing and events.  Information can be found at: